Nebraska Football: 3 Takeaways from home loss to Minnesota

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You keep looking for signs of progress with Nebraska football and the Huskers just continue to take steps backward as they did against Minnesota.

Scott Frost and the Nebraska football team had a perfect opportunity to build some momentum Saturday against Minnesota, but the Huskers were plagued by the same old issues.

An early interception by Luke McCaffrey, who came off the bench while Adrian Martinez was getting checked for a hand injury, set the tone for the day, however, a lost fumble and a missed field goal, as well as some missed passes by Martinez cost the Huskers.

For the Gophers, who haven’t played for a couple of weeks, it was an important win to end the regular season at 3-3 and it probably will get them into a bowl game if they want to play.

For Nebraska football, there are more questions than answers and here are three takeaways from Saturday’s loss.

Nebraska football still lacks consistency

This program is showing progress under Frost but it has constantly been one step forward, followed by two steps back. This doesn’t quite feel like that, but if you can’t beat Minnesota and Iowa, which Frost has a combined 1-5 record against them, you aren’t going to be a great program at Nebraska.

The Huskers had a golden opportunity to win a second straight Big Ten game before the champions week contest next week and they simply made too many mistakes to win the game.

It doesn’t mean that Frost needs to go or anything like that, but very soon, this team has to start cutting out the mistakes the prevent it from winning these games.